Sunday, March 1, 2015

Perhaps the greatest charity...

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when 
we are kind to each other, 
when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, 
when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt 
or remain quiet. 
Charity is 
accepting someone’s differences, 
weaknesses, 
and shortcomings; 
having patience with someone who has let us down; 
or resisting the impulse to become offended 
when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. 
Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness
 and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. 
Charity is expecting the best of each other.”
Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword,”Ensign, May 1992, 19.

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